SENT TO DAR HONOR WAR RECORD OF REUBEN BATES SR OF LOUISA CO., VA
Proof has been provided, the last hurdle has been cleared, honor the War Record of Reuben Bates Sr. (1731-1800).
Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates and ex officer William Duval have been "paired-up" by Soldiers pay stub and by the fact that they both lived in Louisa Co.; in year 1783,per Tax List.
Wayne Witt Bates ----------------------------------------------------------- RE-VISITING FAULTY REASONING BY THE DAR
Paragraph 5 of DAR letter, dated 3 Feb. 2011 to Suzanne Witt Adrian in regard supplemental covering Reuben Bates, Sr. (1731-1800) of Louisa Co., VA.
QUOTE "Unfortunately the supposition put forward by Mr. Bates (Wayne Witt Bates) that the Mr. Duvall who received Reuben's pay is not correct.Had Maj Duvall picked up Reuben's pay he would have been identified as Maj Duvall.This is determined by looking in War Volume 4 - the original source of the information.
FAULTY REASONING HOW COULD IT BE DETERMINED FROM LOOKING AT THE SOURCE
THE SOURCE -WAR VOL. 4 PAGE 94 Bates, Reuben - Soldier of the Infantry - paid by Mr. Duval on March 4,1783 - 36.0.0
THE FACTS - FROM PAGE 3 OF PENSION S8362
YEAR 1783 Ex officer William Duval and Mister Duval were one and the same.He lived in Louisa Co. from 1781 until October 1783.The above Soldier pay stub (War Vol. 4) "paired- up" Reuben Bates with ex officer William Duval, They were neighbors in Louisa Co.Both are listed on the 1783 TAX List for Louisa Co.In 1783, William Duval was the only Duval on the Tax List
OFF TOPIC, BUT INTERESTING 1.DAR Chapter named for son of ex officer William Duval 2.Duval Co., Florida named for son of ex officer Wm. Duval 3.Duval Co., Texas named for Burr H. Duval, who was killed by Mexicans at Battle of Goliad, TX.Gtandsons of ex-officer William Duval fought in the Texas Revolution.